A’ja Wilson, former South Carolina star, ties WNBA record for most points in a game
There’s no question the SEC produces an abundance of talent, something that’s well-reflected by the accomplishments of its athletes both at the college and the professional level.
Former South Carolina women’s basketball standout A’ja Wilson is just one of those, as she recently hit a huge milestone by tying the WNBA record for most points scored in a single game with a total of 53 points. Her efforts were crucial in helping propel the Las Vegas Aces to a 112-100 win over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday.
With this, Wilson becomes one of just three WNBA players in history to score over 50 points in one contest, joining the company of Liz Cabbage (53, 2018) and Riquna Williams (51, 2013).
— Tyler DeLuca (@TylerDeLuca) August 23, 2023
Wilson made 16 of her 23 shots from the floor and 20 of 21 shots from the foul line in the victory, also recording 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. That set a new career high for Wilson, surpassing her previous career high of 40 points, which she set during Las Vegas’ 113-89 win over the Washington Mystics back on Aug. 11.
The two-time WNBA MVP came into the contest ranked third in the league in scoring with 21.3 points per game and second in rebounds (9.6). She also leads all players in blocks per game (2.1)
Wilson and the Aces will face the Chicago Sky up next on the schedule at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday in Chicago.